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Starved Stomachs

Starved Stomachs

A Poem by Raj Sahu
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This poem shows the dark side of humanity and the bad effect of poverty.

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The eyes were constantly searching,
Searching for the food to quench the appetite.
But the stony passers were ignoring
the hungry mouths, imagining of a bite.

Poverty has become an antagonist,
In the story of starved stomachs.
Each character and himself the protagonist
Just thinks and their thumbs they suck.

The eyes shed bitter tears
And their hearts complained to the Lord,
"O Almighty! Are we lacking in prayers
or had done the deeds so abhorred?"

Unbeatable crying, but still lives the hope
And it will live until breaks the life's rope.

© 2019 Raj Sahu


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Very moving
Hunger seems to be all around us where ever we live and travell
Old people here
Do they spend money on eating or Heating
They live in cold houses temperatures below freezing wearing hats, coats and gloves.
Food from the "Food Bank"

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks for such a wonderful review!
Wild Rose

3 Years Ago

My pleasure young man



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It's sickening to think there are people who have more money than they know what to do with, while others are homeless/starving. Well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much.
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

3 Years Ago

Well it’s life. It’s not suppose to be easy. I was starved for no reason by my parents. If I was.. read more
Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
I like it. I feel like it could be read in two ways- the obvious, about literal hunger- but also one could reflect inward and read it as an internal hunger. Like how we are always searching for something and begging others to fill the void.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot!
Butters

3 Years Ago

Your welcome
"O Almighty! Are we lacking in prayers
or had done the deeds so abhorred?"

This is the question asked by so many ... "Why?".

Good and beautiful souls are hungry whilst those who do so much wrong in the world have everything. if each affluent person could support one starving child the world would be a better place ..

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot dear!
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

3 Years Ago

That’s going to take years for people to become loner. Well it’s life. It’s not suppose to be .. read more
Wow dear! You wrote such an good poem that you made me speechless.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much.
Painful account of poverty in poetry! Your writing is nice.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
Very impressive piece, sr. Very impressive and heartfelt.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
Nesu

3 Years Ago

you're welcome
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Reality of the world we live in and i expect hunger would be on the top of countries issues to be focused on.
I guess everything is linked in a sense

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot!
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It melts the heart of a robot....er....I like it....very touching...er...I wish I would never be a poor man..er...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Oh! Thank you.
Sadly this is the reality of this world. Nicely written

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
"The eyes shed bitter tears
And their hearts complained to the Lord,
"O Almighty! Are we lacking in prayers
or had done the deeds so abhorred?"

It is this stanza which broke down me entirely. People do not think twice while throwing the food in the dustbins from their plates. I really wonder how these people survives and from where they get the courage to bear such harsh conditions.
Now, about the poem I should say that the sonnet is quite neatly woven and the rhyming scheme is also alluring. Violet color of your words just show the irony as it is the symbol for royalty. Looking for more from you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Raj Sahu

3 Years Ago

Wow! You have analyzed my work so deeply. Thank you for sparing your precious time for me.
 송지석 / Ji-Suk

3 Years Ago

Well it’s life. It’s not suppose to be easy. I was starved for no reason by my parents. If I was.. read more

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Added on May 7, 2017
Last Updated on September 6, 2019
Tags: Poverty, Hunger, Starvation, Tears, Hope

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Raj Sahu
Raj Sahu

Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh, India



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